February 26th, 2008
06:00 PM ET
14 years ago

New Yorkers for Bloomberg, against White House bid

(CNN) - New Yorkers overwhelmingly like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but most don't want him to run for president, according to a new poll.

According to the just released WNBC/Marist poll, 66 percent of New Yorkers say Bloomberg is doing either a good or excellent job running the city. But just as many say Bloomberg should not mount a White House bid - only 25 percent of New Yorkers would like to see him run for president.

Filed under: Michael Bloomberg
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. laura

    If Hillary does not win the primary, then Bloomberg should run. He would be the only one to vote for. Hillary and Bloomberg are the only two who could turn this economy around and change America for the better.

    February 26, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  2. Bob Bologna

    Please Mike PLEASE run for PRESIDENT! I live in NY state and I think he would be a much better president than any of the other candidates, except Mike Huckabee!
    Hillary only came to NY to use us as a stepping stone to run for president. Well that isn't working for her.
    Michael Bloomberg would be an excellent presidential candidate not to mention we need more options this year for the next president and a 3rd party would be nice too!

    February 26, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  3. eyeingtenure

    In that case, I agree with most New Yorkers.

    February 26, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  4. Brian

    Obama v. McCain has no room for Bloomberg, though I definitely like the man at face value.

    February 26, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  5. Nell

    You go,Mr.Mayor...only if Obama is the Democratic nominee. Thanks.

    February 26, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  6. Jamal

    He should be Obama's Vice President. His views are very close to Obama's and those are two people I love.

    February 26, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  7. Bill Jay

    Bloomberg for President.....................................cool dude.

    February 26, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  8. Brenda

    If Barack is the candidate, Bloomberg can win. He has my vote.

    February 26, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  9. Dan in MA

    I agree w/ laura....Hillary is bold and beautiful and ready to lead our economy out of the ditch! She's inspired me this year! I feel like i can change the world, and she's given me no illusions about the hard work it's going to take!

    I hope she squashes the nonsense thats' coming out of some Democrats this year.

    February 26, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  10. john njau

    I have been wondering why Obama is doing so well in the polls.could it be his charisma? his judgement. ? Well I have found the answear.

    His background. The son of a kenyan immigrant from kenya and a white lady .His father left when he was two years.He has a an asian sister and a step father.With this, he seems to represent mojority of americans.This are the single mothers,black,whites ,asians and immigrants.I wish his stepfather was spanish.With all this in mind He has shown what can be achieved thru unity and hard work.

    Truelly with his background He can invite the rest of the world.to peace and unity.

    "Change and hope" America needs it and the rest of the world needs it.

    To the young He is the dream of millions.humble background. no money.hard work.and an american dream.

    February 26, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  11. Guy


    February 26, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  12. Jr. Phlipp

    Senator Clinton just hurt her bid for the white house. The way she flip flops on issues is very disturbing. Furthermore she keeps speaking on her experience and the experience that Senator Obama lacks. Maybe just maybe we need someone in the white house who isnt tainted with dirty politics

    February 26, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  13. Chris

    Really? Bloomberg for president? Delusional is the word that comes to mind.

    February 26, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  14. Ryan

    If Obama wins the nominee I hope he enters as well. I do not want to vote for Obama, and am looking for a substitute desperately. I hope Hillary pulls off well tonight in the MSNBC debate.

    February 26, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  15. joe m.

    americans seem to be so adverse to anything beyond the two party system. why should bloomberg not run if he feels he has something he has to say? the two party system has dominated this country's politics so much that few can even seem to entertain other contenders outside the democrats and republican parties. for a county that extolls the praises of diversity, we see so little of it in our politics. what an interesting contradiction.

    February 26, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  16. KMAN

    Hey New York ... Mike Bloomberg may be someone you think highly of, but for the most part the rest of the country would simply yawn if he were to enter the race!

    February 26, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  17. Troy

    Bloomberg should run for Governor of NY

    February 26, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  18. Michael

    It is rather shameful to some people in USA just because they are afraid to have a respectable lady ,Hillary Clinton to be a President. I had expected something more from the "God fathers" of Democracy, in otherwords practice what you preach. You guys can learn from the mistakes of the French poeple who voted Nicolas Sarkozy to power instead of a brilliant lady. In the end Sarkozy uses his time to run after young ladies ,expensive holidays and all that he promised and said during the elections is forgotten. Guys wake up and try to be objective,about 80% of the blacks vote for Obama just because his black not because of the issues and the economy and painfully the whites have turned their back to Hillary just because , she is a woman and her husband was once a good president so even if she is the best among the rest some Americans simply won't vote for her and that is very silly ,your poor economy has a bearing to the rest of the World and the only person who can turn things around is Hon. Lady Clinton.

    February 26, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  19. TheLeftNut

    Run! Run! The world loves you!

    February 26, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  20. Matt

    His views are NOT "very close to Obama's". He is much more moderate.

    February 26, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  21. John - Spokane, WA

    PLEASE, Havent we been punished enough as voters. Focus on your job Mr. Mayor.

    February 26, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  22. CNN Inappropriate Coverage

    CNN please explore Bill Cunningham's coverage on Obama.

    February 26, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  23. Ennis, LA

    Now that we have Nader to hold their feet to the fire, Bloomberg

    would be superfluous. GO RALPHIE !!!

    February 26, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  24. Donna

    I like Bloomberg but not for President. Now VICE-PRESIDENT is not such a bad idea! Obama-Bloomberg...hmmmmm?

    February 26, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  25. Vig

    Obma – the Affirmative Action candidate.

    February 26, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
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